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TAI CHI & AI-INDUCED JOINT PAIN.
In June, our Board approved a $5,000 medical research grant to Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center - Jefferson Health. This grant is to study the effects Tai Chi has on relieving aromatase inhibitor (AI)-induced joint pain in breast cancer survivors. The study is led by Kuang-Yi Wen, PhD.
“We are very excited about the grant from the BUCK Cancer Foundation for this study.” Kuang-Yi said. “Aromatase inhibitors-induced arthralgia (joint pain) has clearly been an important though understudied problem among postmenopausal women with breast cancer. Up to half of women on aromatase inhibitor therapy may have significant joint pain, which can lead to discontinuation of the medicine, but there are few proven therapies to help women with this troublesome side effect.”
BUCK visited the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Support and Welcome Center on Tuesday, September 12, to tour the facility, meet the researcher and present the check! The Cancer Support Center offers free support groups, classes, counseling and more for cancer patients, caregivers, and anyone touched by the disease.
Congratulations, Kuang-Yi Wen and Jefferson Health! Please follow the link below to read our Press Release.
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To support and fund opportunities and endeavors that build a bridge between ALL viable forms of cancer research and treatment (natural, holistic AND conventional) and unite them in one goal: to provide greater comfort to cancer patients during treatment while working toward a cure. The BUCK Cancer Foundation is focused on Bridging &Uniting of Cancer Knowledge.